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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009 Mar;192(3):815-25. doi: 10.2214/AJR.08.1250.

The many faces of fat necrosis in the breast.

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Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Unit 1350, PO Box 301439, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230-1439, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

This article describes the manifestations of fat necrosis on mammography, sonography, and MRI and correlates the imaging findings with the pathologic findings.

CONCLUSION:

On imaging studies, the appearance of fat necrosis ranges from typically benign to worrisome for malignancy. Mammography is more specific than sonography, and emphasis should be placed on mammography in making the diagnosis of fat necrosis. In selected cases, MRI may be helpful in showing findings consistent with fat necrosis.

PMID:
19234281
DOI:
10.2214/AJR.08.1250
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